LIVE STREAM: Fireside Chat with Surgeon General of the United States

Watch Surgeon General of the United State, VADM Jerome M. Adams, MD, MPH in our Fireside Chat live from the 15th​ Annual Meeting: October, 18th 2017 2:15pm EST - 2:55pm EST. 

Troubling Trends in the Rate of U.S. Cardiovascular Disease Deaths - A National Forum Report

For 22 years, the rate of death from cardiovascular diseases has steadily declined. Recent data shows that this downward trend has slowed, and, in fact, increased by 53,000 since 2011.

National Forum 15th Annual Meeting "Paths to Engagement" - October 18.2017

The National Forum 15th Annual Meeting, “Paths to Engagement,” will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at the Barbara Jordan Conference Center, Kaiser Family Foundation, 1330 G ST, NW, Washington, DC 20005, from 8:00 AM – 3:30 PM EDT.

Value, Access & Adherence

To better understand the role of value and issues around patient access, the National Forum has launched this initiative to convene our members and others invested in cardiovascular health.
Counter Cholesterol

Counter Cholesterol

Approximately 1 in 3 American adults has a cholesterol level that is too high for them. Worse, only about half of them have it under control. See how we're helping change that.

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While heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., it is often preventable. Walking is one of the easiest ways to lower one’s chances of heart disease and its risk factors, like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes. That's is why the National Forum for Heart Disease & Stroke Prevention is working with mayors across the country to host the Move with the Mayor Challenge, a World Heart Day-inspired campaign that asks citizens to take literal steps to improve their health by walking during the month of September.

This initiative’s overall goals are to address the increasingly important topic of patient access in the cardiovascular space. More specifically, it: 

  • Identifies leading access challenges faced by patients with cardiovascular disease
  • Brings together multiple stakeholders for dialogue to better understand both challenges and any best practices that exist
  • Develops collaborative solutions that can support patients and reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease
Counter Cholesterol

The effect of high cholesterol touches much more than the health of one heart alone - it affects the lives of your family, friends and community. To combat the effects of high cholesterol, the National Forum created Counter Cholesterol to raise awareness about the risk high cholesterol poses to women and their families. 

The Stronger Hearts Helpline is a free, bilingual heart failure support service in San Bernardino County, CA that is available to patients and their caregivers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. San Bernardino County has the second highest rate of heart failure in the state, with nearly 1 in 5 seniors suffering from this disease. This Helpline was created to help these patients and others better manage heart failure by easing access to services that support their doctor’s treatment plans.